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Online FredJ9

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Cruise control switch sticking
« on: May 04, 2019, 11:51:42 PM »
A couple days ago I went on a ride and my CC didn’t work. I forgot about it until today, ‘15 TEx bought new a year ago.
Looked a little closer at it and got it working...the button switch is sticking. Taking apart the switch housing is not a big deal but what do I use to clean up and free the switch? I’m thinking electrical contact cleaner on a “Q” Tip??

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 01:04:30 AM »
If the bike is less than 2 years old, you may want to let the dealer take care of it.  It sounds like a warranty issue and if you take it apart and have a problem putting it back together you may eat some expensive parts.

Just sayin.

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 03:24:32 PM »
Interesting. I’ve never had switches stick before and I’ve owned some bikes over ten years from new.

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 02:09:17 PM »
I had sticking buttons on almost all my previous bikes (especially my two Mk1s).
Liberal spray of WD-40 (followed by repeated actions on said buttons) cured them all.

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 02:33:56 PM »
Mine is also sticking so my dealer is ordering a new switchgear to be fitted before I go away next month.

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 03:45:16 PM »
But yours is a Mk3 and certainly still under warranty ;-)

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 04:09:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
I had sticking buttons on almost all my previous bikes (especially my two Mk1s).
Liberal spray of WD-40 (followed by repeated actions on said buttons) cured them all.

A couple shots of electrical contact cleaner and WD-40 fixed the problem.
I’ve had “issues” that we’re not a big deal from almost the beginning. I’ve had to push the button a couple times to activate the CC. I had no idea the button was supposed to stay pressed in when initializing the CC. Now it stays pressed in. WooHoo!

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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 11:01:34 AM »
I've had issues with some electric contact cleaner destroying the plastics it comes in contact with.

The plastic would just fall apart- totally destroyed a comm unit.

Be careful when you use it.
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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 03:57:19 PM »
Did you try WD-40? My blinker switch always rusted (before Mk3) and I'd simply WD-40 it back to slick operational status and it'd never stick again...
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Re: Cruise control switch sticking
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 09:17:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
I've had issues with some electric contact cleaner destroying the plastics it comes in contact with.

The plastic would just fall apart- totally destroyed a comm unit.

Be careful when you use it.
And that's why I recommend WD40.
Plus it has this nice smells of rotten fish ;-)

 


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